On 27 February 2022, three days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a set of transformative measures for Germany’s foreign and defense policy. One year on, to what extent has the war in Ukraine changed not only German politics and public opinion but that of its allies? Looking ahead, how will the “Zeitenwende” impact relations with actors like Russia and China?
Join the American Council on Germany, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Körber-Stiftung, Pew Research Center, and the German Embassy in Washington for an in-depth review of what we can expect from Germany’s implementation of the foreign and defense policy changes that Chancellor Scholz announced almost a year ago. Julia Ganter, Editor of “The Berlin Pulse” for the Körber-Stiftung, and Jacob Poushter, Associate Director of the Pew Research CenterPew Research Center, will briefly share insights on German and U.S. public opinion based on the survey results of the annual report The Berlin Pulse. A panel discussion will follow with Ambassador Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the United States; Ambassador Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States; Dan Baer, Senior Vice President for Policy Research and Director of the Europe Program at Carnegie; and Sophia Besch, Fellow in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and moderated by ACG President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
This is a hybrid event and will be held in Washington, DC.